I am so proud to be writing to you as the new Leader of our Party.
My decision to stand for the Leadership was based on a desire to see UKIP regain its drive, focus and self-belief. I know that the destiny of our party walks hand in hand with the future security and prosperity of our nation.
We have led before; bringing a referendum to the people of this country and then campaigning to secure the biggest mandate ever recorded in the UK. Now, what we see is a government in meltdown; consumed by their own divisions and incapable of delivering on the will of the British people. It will be down to us to see the job done, and failure is not an option.
Having emerged from the whirlwind of media interviews at conference, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to those of you who were able to come to Torquay this weekend. Your enthusiasm made the Annual Conference a huge success.
A number of journalists were there expecting to report on dissension and division. What they saw was loyalty, unity, positive energy and a clear sense of purpose. There was a palpable atmosphere of optimism.
Now, having been trusted with the incredible honour and privilege to lead our party, I will be here at your service, I will serve to lead and together we will make this Party, and our country great again.
Henry Bolton OBE
UKIP · Lexdrum House, King Charles Business Park, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6UT, United Kingdom